Producers Behind Producers

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What billionaire’s wife drives a mid-1980s jeep? Actually, nobody drives these anymore. Still, oddly, cars from the 1970s and 1980s are extremely common in entertainment. It’s bizarre.

I also watch shows and movies from Spain and Latin America in Spanish. Guess what? These older vehicles are also extremely common in these Spanish-language productions. What is going on?

I speculate that the appearance of certain vehicle models – and their years of production – represent symbols, codes and messages for those people “in the know.” This is an elite, hyper-intellectual version of playground pig Latin. Just what is being communicated across this transnational cult I have no idea.

But I have come to the conclusion that the pervasive, ubiquitous appearance of older vehicles – in dramas, comedies, horror movies, soap operas – across three continents in the western world must mean something.

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